/ BMC Cairngorms Map
Given that they are 1:40000 are they detailed enough for walking routes etc?
BMC maps are very good. I like the 1:40,000 scale because gives just enough detail for micro navigation but also the zoomed out view gives a much better perspective of roughly where you are on the map compared to 1:25,000. I prefer the contour rendering to OS too.
They are also printed on tough water resistant paper, always a bonus if you drop it in a puddle!
I currently prefer using a 1:50,000 map in the Cairngorms and my 1:25,000 generally stays in the rucsac. Therefore I'd be more than happy to head out with just the BMC map.
Basically produced by Harvey maps for bmc. Harvey maps are very good and started with lakes maps many years ago.
OS 1:25000 has too much (irrelevant) detail, 1:50000 too little.
Harvey maps 1:40000 are excellent for relevant detail (eg walls, fences, types of land, wood and forest, and prominent boulders and cairns). Only downside is getting used to the scale and learning your 15 and 75 times tables for countours.
Good to see them go back to 1:40k - a very clear scale. For the Mounth with its swelling plateaux and big area hills, 1:25k is too big a scale.
Just wish they would ditch the colours.
I like the colours :-)
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